M/V H. Lee White

M/V H. Lee White



The M/V H. Lee White’s name honors former American Steamship Company chairman, Harris Lee White.


The M/V H. Lee White was built by Bay Shipbuilding Corp at Sturgeon Bay, WI and entered service in June 1974.


The M/V H. Lee White is powered by two 3500 HP General Motors Electro Motive Division (EMD) diesel engines. The vessel uses a conveyor system below its cargo holds to transport cargo to an inclined conveyor system that elevates the cargo to the deck-mounted boom conveyor. For maneuvering in port, the vessel is equipped with 1,000 HP bow and stern thrusters.


The M/V H. Lee White is used in general trades, transporting iron ore pellets, coal, limestone and grain. This vessel is currently bareboat chartered to a third-party freight carrier.

Length, Overall 704'-0"
Beam 78'-0"
Depth 45'-0"
Midsummer Draft (MS) 30'-7 5/8"
Deadweight Capacity at MS Draft 35,400 Gross Tons
Deadweight Capacity at 27'-6" 30,900 Gross Tons
Unloading Boom Conveyor Length 250'
Maximum Unloading Rate 6,000 Tons/Hour
Number of Cargo Holds 6
Number of Hatches 23
Shaft Horsepower 7,000
Year Built 1974
Number of Propellers 1


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